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Prince Dead, 57 Years Old. #RIPPrince

Purple Rain’s Prince influenced me as a choreographer and a Professional dancer.  I am so disturbed.  What transitional genres he gave us as an artist. Prince was a composer and a singer.  They are all passing.  All the great singer, songwriters. I am an avid Spin student with a strong bass song system, black light.  Prince will always stay there in my later years.

I would like to go back and listen to the vinyl.

Prince Wiki

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Earth Wind & Fire Founder Maurice White Dead at 74.

Growing up in the single digits in the 1960’s, music was my passion as I was a young dancer.  Then, I became a choreographer at age 12 at my local dance studio.  I had the most brilliant bands to create movement to. One of my favorites was Earth Wind & Fire which I attended their concerts at the Philly Spectrum. As I became classically trained dancer at Temple University in the mid 70’s that Philly R&B was in my blood. Remembering at the Sorority house of Alpha Gamma Delta the album would go on “That’s The Way of The World.”  Brilliant reflections for my soul. Music never would have been the same without your presence.  Ty so for your inspiration Maurice White. R.I.P.

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Pharrell Williams-Happy

First time heard this song was in spin class.  Lee had it on his playlist during the summer=fall in 2013.  I am a rocker so I do not listen to pop stations.  It is categorized under neo soul and funk. This song stuck with me. Thank you again Lee for your inspiration. You are the man who has so much to give to your students.  There is no instructor that can touch your talent.  God Bless you and your family.

Lee, You make me so happy when I can ride with you.

Via Billboard

Originally released last summer on the “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack, “Happy” got a post-“Blurred Lines” and “Get Lucky” boost late last year thanks to a viral music video and Academy Award nomination. Contiguously peppy and brilliantly simple, it seems likely to dominate radio for weeks to come.

PHARRELL WILLIAMS LYRICS : HAPPY

Pharrell Williams’ 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

24 Hours of Happy Video Click Here For The World’s First 24 Hours of HAPPY.

Found the HAPPY video with Bermuda as it’s background.  Special meaning because I cruised there from New York to Bermuda as a Professional dancer for two seasons. HAPPY MEMORIES.

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